Last Laugh Tab - Iced Earth




Band- Iced Earth
Song- The Last Laugh
Album- The Dark Saga

Tuning: Eb

Intro fades in:

Riff 1
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-9--------12--------10-|
Ab|-7--------10---------8-|
Eb|-----------------------|

Final time
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-9--------12--------10------------|
Ab|-7--------10---------8------------|
Eb|--------------------------00-/15-|
                             **

Riff 2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-2------------------------------|
Eb|-0-0000000000000000000000000000-|
      ****************************
   "My personal quest..."
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-4------4-3------3-2--------------|
Eb|-3-2-0000-2-1-0000-1-0-000000000000-|
        ****     ****     ************



Riff 3
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * **** 
   "I am your father..."
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-5-4------4-3------3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
Eb|-3-2-0000-2-1-0000-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
        ****     ****     * * * * * * 
   "I've taken..."


Riff 1a
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-9-------9/-12------1210-10------10-|
Ab|-7-------7/-10------10-8--8-------8-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|-9-------9/-12------1210-10------------|
Ab|-7-------7/-10------10-8--8------------|
Eb|--------------------------------00-/15-|
                                   **


Play Riff 2   "In your hour of darkness..."
Play Riff 3   "I am your father..."

Lead into next section:
eb|-----|
Bb|-----|
Gb|-----|
Db|-----|
Ab|--2--|
Eb|--0--|
     

Riff 4
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|-00000000000000000000000000000000-|
    ********************************
   "Extending..."                     Final chord
eb|-----------------------------------|-----|
Bb|-----------------------------------|-----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|-----|
Db|-----------------------------------|-----|
Ab|-----------------------------------|--2--|
Eb|-3333333333333333-1111111111111111-|--0--|
    **************** ****************
   "...now you rise..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|----3--2-------3--2-------3--2-------3-|
Eb|-00-1--0----00-1--0----00-1--0----00-1-|
    **         **         **         **       
   "My new born son..."
                            x2
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-2----2-----2-----2-----3-|
Eb|-0-00-0--00-0--00-0--00-1-|
      **    **    **    **   
   "Fly now and do battle..."

Guitar 2 (Clean)
eb|-------2-----2-0-2-------2-----2-0-|
Bb|---0h1---1-0---------0h1---1-0-----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-0-----------------0---------------|


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------3-|
Eb|-0--000--000--00-1111-0--000--000--00-1-|
    *  ***  ***  ** **** *  ***  ***  ** 


Solo

Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------12-14-15-14b15r14------|
Bb|---------10-12-13-12-13-15-------------------12~~-|
Gb|-9-11-12------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|-14----12--------------------------------|
Bb|----15----13-15-12-13----12-------13-12~-|
Gb|----------------------14----12-14--------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------12-14-15-14b15r14-19~~-|
Bb|---------10-12-13-12-13-15----------------------~-|
Gb|-9-11-12------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|-15-12-14----12-------------------------------------|
Bb|----------15----13-15-12-13----12-13-12~------------|
Gb|----------------------------14--------------11^-12~-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|----------------------------15-17-19-17b19r17------|
Bb|----------13-15-17-15-17-19-------------------15~~-|
Gb|-12-14-16------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|-22-19-20----19--------------------------|
Bb|----------22----20-22-19-20----19-22-20~-|
Gb|----------------------------21-----------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------15-17-19-17b19r17-22~~-|
Bb|----------13-15-17-15-17-19------------------------|
Gb|-12-14-16------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|-24-20-22-19-20----19-------------------------------|
Bb|----------------22----20-22-19-20-22-20~------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------19^-21~-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2    "In your hour of darkness..."
Play Riff 3    "I am your father..."
Play Riff 4    "Extending..." [Leave off final chord]
Play Riff 3

Ending:
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * **** 
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------|
Ab|-5-4------4-3------3-2-|
Eb|-3-2-0000-2-1-0000-1-0-|
        ****     ****     

Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
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